Speaker Series

Embry-Riddle invites you to join us for the Fall 2016 SpeakER Series. Marc Bernier, Director, Embry-Riddle Speakers Series, and host of "The Marc Bernier Show" on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator.

Each 90-minute SpeakER Series event is free, open to the public and will be held in the Willie Miller Instructional Center auditorium on Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. All events begin at 7 p.m. with seating available beginning at 6 p.m. Overflow viewing rooms will be available with open seating. Click here for a map of the campus.

All SpeakER Series events can be heard on a tape delayed basis on WNDB on "The Marc Bernier Show", selected weekday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. and subsequent BookMarc radio presentations, Saturdays at 9 a.m. Videos of all SpeakER Series programs can be seen on Embry-Riddle's YouTube channel a few days after the event.

David McCullough

An Evening with David McCullough

Monday, September 12
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best seller, David McCullough, explores the life of our inspirational aviation forefathers in his new book, The Wright Brothers. Join Mr. McCullough and Marc Bernier for this lively discussion followed by a Q&A.

Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson

Left to Right before Election Day with Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson

Wednesday, September 28
Paul Begala is from CNN, and Tucker Carlson is from Fox News Channel. Two of today’s most-vocal political commentators predict the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, with Paul Begala representing the left and Tucker Carlson portraying the right. Marc Bernier will moderate, and a Q&A will follow the debate.

Gary Kessler and Ramsey Seker

Cybersecurity: What’s Next for You? with Dr. Gary Kessler, Dr. Glenn Dardick, and Dr. Remzi Seker

Monday, October 10
Our very own expert faculty join Marc Bernier for a discussion on what the future holds for cybersecurity. Drs. Kessler, Dardick, and Seker serve as the panelists and will answer questions.

Luis Fleischman

U.S. Foreign Policy with Dr. Luis Fleischman

Monday, October 24

Dr. Fleischman, Florida Atlantic University faculty and Middle Eastern policy expert, shares the foreign policy challenges faced by the United States. Marc Bernier will lead the discussion and Q&A. 

The Mars Experience

Monday, October 31
Join the Embry-Riddle Pep Band and a panel of scholars for a performance of “Mars” from Holst’s Planets as well as presentations on our current knowledge of the Red Planet and its place in our cultural history.

Ellen Ratner and John Leboutilier

Left to Right After Election Day with John LeBoutillier and Ellen Ratner

Wednesday, November 9
Fox News analyst Ellen Ratner, representing the left, and former Congressman now Fox political analyst John Leboutillier, from the right, discuss the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. 

Mark Lane and James Clark

Where We Live: A History of Florida and Daytona Beach with Dr. James Clark and Mark Lane

Monday, November 21
Once you step off the Riddle campus, do you know the historical impact of Daytona Beach and Florida? Learn about where we live and learn with author, Dr. James Clark, and journalist, Mark Lane, as they fascinate us with stories of our local community and state.

The media are invited to photograph/videotape all Speaker Series events. For more information, call Marc Bernier at (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.

CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications & Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198;